Archive for the ‘United States’ Category

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Happy New Year. I write this blog at the end of 2013 while we have power. What I mean is we have power back after 4 days without. We were one of the lucky ones- without heat or hydro for only 4 days. Our phones ...

Mayors in the News

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

My blog this week looks at mayors who have made the news in 2013 for their Estate planning/administration activities.   The first situation pertains to Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York City . Mr. Koch died earlier this year with an estate estimated to be between $10 mil and $11 ...

All About Estate Index

Monday, October 28th, 2013

In my last Blog, the inaugural All About Estates Index, I quoted some facts about the U.S. Estate tax regime. Let me begin the current edition with some additional tax facts; Percentage of all tax returns the IRS examined in 2012……………….…..0.9% Percentage of ‘Estate Tax’ returns examined by the IRS in 2012…...29.9% Percentage ...